The Competition is an annual literary event seeking to promote original creative writing talent in both English and Isindebele. There re two awards and these are: The Yvonne Vera Award for best story in English and The N. S. Sigogo for best story in Isindebele. A junior section of the competition, open to all high school students, will see winning stories get $200 per category.
- There is no particular theme
- Entries must be written in English or in Isindebele
- Entries should be previously unpublished
- Only one entry per person in each language
- All work must be original
- Entries must be typed.
- Maximum words are 3000 words for adults and 1500 for juniors.
- The competition is open to all Zimbabwe citizens and residents
- Entries must be submitted by June 15, 2011
- Late entries will not be accepted
- Only the short-listed candidates will be personally notified